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Adams comments on de Silva report

12 December, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking in response to the publication of the de Silva report today Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said;

“I want to commend the family of Pat Finucane for their courage and diligence in pursuing this case.

“The de Silva review into the killing of Pat Finucane in February 1989 concludes that there was collusion by British state agencies.

“Everyone already knew this.

“David Cameron today sought to use the review as a pretext for denying the family a public inquiry – a commitment that was made by the British government at Weston Park in 2001.

“This is not acceptable to the family or to Sinn Féin and it should not be acceptable to the government here.

“The information provided by Desmond de Silva is a damning indictment of British state collusion in the murder of citizens.

“It reveals some of the extent to which this existed.

“It does not diminish the need for a public inquiry.

“On the contrary it makes such an inquiry more necessary than ever.”


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